ERIC Number: ED455869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Students Who Petitioned for Graduation. Survey Series, Fall 2000.
Mery, Pamela M.
The City College of San Francisco (CCSF) began, in the fall of 2000, to routinely survey students who petitioned for associate degrees, awards, or certificates in credit programs. The survey is ongoing, with semester updates. It asks students to rate nine areas: (1) How successful were you in achieving what you wanted to do at CCSF? (2) Would you recommend CCSF to a friend? (3) Do you plan to attend CCSF in the future? (4) Did any of the following affect your studies while you were at CCSF--work schedule conflict, financial difficulties, physical problems/illness, other personal or family changes/problems, other? (5) I felt a sense of belonging at campus I attended; (6) Students at CCSF showed respect for one another; (7) Faculty and staff at CCSF were supportive of me; (8) Which best describes your transfer plans for after you leave CCSF? and (9) If planning to transfer, what type of institution have you selected? The students were asked to rate their responses on a scale of 1 to 4, 4 being excellent. The survey results show that students who petitioned for the degree and received it were more likely to be female, young, and Asian American or Filipino. Students not awarded a degree were more likely to be African American. The students, whether they received a degree or not, overwhelmingly expressed satisfaction with CCSF, and would recommend the school to a friend. (NB)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Educational Attainment, Graduate Surveys, Graduation, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.ccsf.cc.ca.us/Services/Research_Planning.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA. Office of Institutional Development, Research, and Planning.